The global infrastructure-financing gap is estimated at $1 trillion annually and increasing due to the growing requirement for construction and renovation of infrastructure and diminishing public sector funding capacity. To address this problem, many governments have turned to the private sector capacity in the form of Public-Private Partnerships (PPP). Over the last twenty plus years, the PPP model has been proven successful in over 80 countries across a variety of infrastructure sectors.
A typical PPP is a large and complex structure and sufficient implementation capacity by all transaction parties is key to its success. The International Diploma in PPPs is a comprehensive programme to provide the public and private sector individuals and teams with sufficient knowledge of PPP, skills and organisational experience to manage procurement of privately financed infrastructure assets and provision of public services.
The trainings programme is aimed at two tiers of the client organisation corporate structure: Practitioner and Executive. A 20-days Practitioner track leads to the award of the International Diploma in PPP, a five-day Executive track leads to the award of the Executive Certificate in PPP.
The programme will be delivered over the total of 20 days of classroom experience structured in three study modules, including a PPP Specialisation (choice of Management, Finance or Law), evaluated by multi-choice exam and a written group assignment. The capstone event of the Diploma is a four day highly interactive PPP Simulation that will let the participants take a representative PPP project through the key stages of its lifecycle from project identification up to contract award and financial close via role playing public and private sector project teams.
- Participants choose one of three professional PPP specialisation tracks, Management, Finance or Legal.
- PPP Programme Management module is the core specialisation module for public sector diem,
- PaMailaanta have the opportunity to attend more Men one stage 3 module, leading to award of International Diploma in relevant spesialisations (e.g. International Diploma in PPP Management, Finance and Law).
Transferring knowledge, skills and expertise into organisational experience
The Simulation participants will role play public or private sector project teams making key decisions necessary to take a representative PPP project through the key stages of its inception and procurement up to contract award and financial close.
The audience will be divided into three teams that will assume roles of the public authority that will launch a PPP tender, and two private consortia, bidding for the PPP project award. Throughout the four days of role-play the Simulation participants will develop financial models and produce core deal documents that are standard for PPP project procurement.
Key stakeholder roles will be performed by PPP Experts trainers, as well as prominent PPP market players (local and international), including commercial and development banks, technical and legal advisors, EPC contractors, etc. Training participants will be interacting and negotiating with various stakeholders at relevant junctures of the project cycle, as well as in situations when events take an unexpected turn - something that probably happens in the life of every real PPP deal.
Key Simulation tasks will include:
- Select the right project option and assess its PPP potential and implementation feasibility;
- Use financial models to prepare tender terms, assess bid proposals and understand lenders concerns;
- Prepare key project documents (feasibility study, base case financial model, risk matrix, request for qualification, request for proposal, etc.);
- Present the documents to key stakeholders at relevant stages and obtain approvals;
- Negotiate key PPP contract provisions and financing terms.
Executive Education Certificate in PPP
Success of a PPP depends on good mutual understanding between top executives and project managers. The Diploma provides an opportunity for the leadership of the client organisation to obtain a high level understanding of core concepts covered in each of the Diploma stages with PPP Programme Management as specialisation and participate in the Simulation.
The executive mode of the Diploma programme requires the total of five days of classroom participation and leads to award of the Executive Education Certificate in Public-Private Partnerships.